2 [a]Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the stomach of the fish,2 and he said,
“I called out of my distress to the Lord, And He answered me. I cried for help from the [b]depth of Sheol; You heard my voice. 3 “For You had cast me into the deep, Into the heart of the seas, And the current [c]engulfed me. All Your breakers and billows passed over me. 4 “So I said, ‘I have been expelled from [d]Your sight. Nevertheless I will look again toward Your holy temple.’ 5 “Water encompassed me to the [e]point of death. The great deep [f]engulfed me, Weeds were wrapped around my head. 6 “I descended to the roots of the mountains. The earth with its bars was around me forever, But You have brought up my life from [g]the pit, O Lord my God. 7 “While [h]I was fainting away, I remembered the Lord, And my prayer came to You, Into Your holy temple. 8 “Those who regard [i]vain idols Forsake their faithfulness, 9 But I will sacrifice to You With the voice of thanksgiving. That which I have vowed I will pay. Salvation is from the Lord.”
10 Then the Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah up onto the dry land.
3 Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying,2 “Arise, go to Nineveh the great city and proclaim to it the proclamation which I am going to tell you.”3 So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was [j]an exceedingly great city, a three days’ walk.
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